Abbot Academy

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Abbot Female Seminary, the first school dedicated to the the higher education of girls in the United States, was incorporated on February 26, 1829 in Andover, Massachusetts. Sarah Abbot was the founder of the school later known as Abbot Academy. It continued as a school for girls only until 1973 when it merged with Philips Academy.


  • "Old Girl's School to Have New Life," Lawrence Eagle Tribune, (photos) November 30, 1994, p.9.
  • "Renewed Life for 1829 Abbot Academy Home.(Draper Hall)," Eagle Tribune, (photos) May 2, 1997, p. 13, 14.
  • "Mary Hinckley Hutchings Crane (long obituary for headmistress of Abbot from 1956 until 1966, photo)," Andover Townsman, May 10, 2007.
  • "Three prestigious Andover schools become one," Andover Townsman, December 20, 2012, page 10.

  • Andover Room File - Private Schools

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